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Old 07-10-2012, 06:00 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by JAY1 View Post
There is so much talk about who is the greatest male player of all time.
I think the stats below will show once and for all there is very little difference in the very top male players of the last fifty years, numbers very rarely lie.
I think a lot of you don't really get how very different the racquets and balls are these days compared to the past, they may as well have been playing with a frying pan and potatoes, they were that different!
Please comment on what you read below, I am very interested in all perspectives.......

1969 Wimbledon Final - R.Laver bt J.Newcombe 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
1971 Philadelphia Final - J.Newcombe bt R.Laver 7-6(5), 7-6(1), 6-4
1975 Australian Open Final - J.Newcombe bt J. Connors 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6
1975 Dallas Semi-Final - R.Laver bt B.Borg 7-6(2),3-6, 5-7,7-6(2), 6-2
1976 US Open Final - J.Connors bt B.Borg 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
1977 Wimbledon Final - B.Borg bt J.Connors 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
1980 US Open Semi-Final - J.Mcenroe bt J.Connors 6-4, 5-7, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6
1980 Wimbledon Final - B.Borg bt J.McEnroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6
1982 Wimbledon Final - J.Connors bt J.Mcenroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4
1989 Dallas WCT Semi-Final - J.McEnroe bt I.Lendl 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 7-5
1992 US Open Round of 16 - I.Lendl bt B.Becker 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4
1995 Wimbledon Semi-Final - B.Becker bt A.Agassi 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-4, 7-6(1)
2000 Australian semi-Final-A.Agassi bt P.Sampras6-4, 3-6, 6-7(0),7-6(5), 6-1
2000 US Open Semi-Final - P.Sampras bt L.Hewitt 7-6(7), 6-4, 7-6(5)
2002 Miami Final - Agassi bt R.Federer 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
2003 Davis Cup Semi -Final - L.Hewitt bt R.Federer 5-7, 2-6,7-6(4), 7-5, 6-1
2004 US Open 1/4 Final - R.Federer bt A.Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
2009 US Open R of 32 - R.Federer bt L.Hewitt 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
2010 Wimbledon R of 16 - N.Djokovic bt L.Hewitt 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Last five years..Federer bt Nadal, Nadal bt Djokovic, Djokovic bt Federer,
Nadal bt Federer, Federer bt Djokovic & Djokovic bt Nadal.

Interesting eh?
In the 1975 Dallas semi, Borg beat Laver, not the other way around. Great match. Here's the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5sBBFQfcNU

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